My mother died. Her bank says I need probate before I can access her accounts. What is probate and why does the bank think I need it?

My mother died.  Her bank says I need probate before I can access her accounts.  What is probate and why does the bank think I need it?
 

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Democracy watch:  Will 2018 Ontario election ads inform votes of right to decline ballot?

What if my signature is very difficult to do now?

What if my signature is very difficult to do now?

I don’t have a computer, does that matter?

I don’t have a computer, does that matter?

Do you make house calls for wills and powers of attorney?

Do you make house calls for wills and powers of attorney?

Is there a distinction between the politics and law of sexual harassment?

Is there a distinction between the politics and law of sexual harassment?

I own cottage property and just discovered that I planted a row of evergreen trees on my neighbour’s property. Can I claim adverse possession of my neighbour’s land?

I own cottage property and just discovered that I planted a row of evergreen trees on my neighbour’s property. Can I claim adverse possession of my neighbour’s land?
 

I’ve been denied a building permit because my construction project does not meet requirements under my municipality’s zoning by-law. What can I do?

I’ve been denied a building permit because my construction project does not meet requirements under my municipality’s zoning by-law. What can I do?
 

Human Rights Cases in Unionized Workplaces

I think I have experienced discrimination at work. I am a member of a union and have been told that because I am in a union I cannot proceed with a human rights claim outside of the process established in my collective agreement, is this true?

Will a lawyer visit my family member at their hospital bedside?

I have a family member in the hospital after a serious car crash, will the lawyer come to the hospital to meet with us or should we wait until my family member is discharged home?